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for peace and reconciliation among peoples, from dag hammarskjo ld to the many united nations officials at every level who have been killed in the course of humanitarian missions, and missions of peace and reconciliation. the experience of the past 70 years beyond all these achievements have made it clear that reform and adaptation to the times is always necessary in the pursuit of the ultimate goal of granting all countries, and a genuine and equitable influence on, decision-making
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processes. the need for greater equity is especially true in the case of those bodies with effective executive capability, such as the security council, the financial agencies and the groups or mechanisms specifically created to deal with economic crises. this will help limit every kind of abuse or usury, especially where developing countries are concerned. the international financial agencies should care for the sustainable development of
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they are not subjected to oppressive lending systems which -- so the international financial agencies should care for the sustainable development of countries and should ensure that they are not subjective to oppressive lending systems which far from promoting progress, subject people to mechanisms which generate greater poverty, exclusion and dependence. the work of the united nations, according to the principles set
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first articles of its founding charter, can be seen as the development and promotion of the rule of law, based on the realization that justice is an essential condition for achieving the ideal of universal fraternity. in this context, it is helpful to recall that the limitation of power is an idea implicit in the concept of law itself. to give to each his own, to cite the classic definition of justice, means that no human individual or group can consider
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rights of other individuals or their social groupings. the effective distribution of power -- political, economic, defense-related, technological, et cetera -- among a plurality of subjects, and the creation of a juridical system for regulating claims and interests, are one concrete way of limiting power. yet today's world presents us with many false rights and at
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which are vulnerable, victims of power that is badly exercised. the natural environment and the vast ranks of the excluded. these sectors are closely interconnected and made increasingly fragile by dominant political and economic relationships. that is why their rights must be forcefully affirmed, by working to protect the environment and by putting an end to exclusion. first, it must be stated that a true "right of the environment" does exist, for two reasons.
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are part of the environment. we live in communion with it, since the environment itself entails ethical limits which human activity must acknowledge and respect. man, for all his remarkable gifts, which "are signs of a uniqueness which transcends the spheres of physics and biology," is at the same time a part of these spheres. he possesses a body shaped by physical, chemical and biological elements, and can only survive and develop if the ecological environment is
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any harm done to the environment, therefore, is harm done to humanity. second, because every creature, particularly a living creature, has an intrinsic value, in its existence, its life, its beauty and its interdependence with other creatures. we christians, together with the other monotheistic religions, believe that the universe is the fruit of a loving decision by the creator, who permits man respectfully to use creation for the good of his fellow men and for the glory of the creator.
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it, much less is he authorized to destroy it. in all religions, the environment is a fundamental good. the misuse and destruction of the environment are also accompanied by a relentless process of exclusion. in effect, a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged, either because
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because they lack adequate information and technical expertise, or are incapable of decisive political action. economic and social exclusion is a complete denial of human fraternity and a grave offense against human rights and the environment. the poorest are those who suffer most from such offenses, for three serious reasons, they are cast off by society, forced to live off what is discarded and
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consequences of the abuse of the environment. these phenomena are part of today's widespread and quietly growing culture of waste. the dramatic reality this whole situation of exclusion and inequality, with its evident effects, has led me, in union with the entire christian people and many others, to take stock also of my grave responsibility in this regard and to speak out, together with all those who are seeking urgently needed and
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effective solutions. the adoption of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development at the world summit, which opens today, is an important sign of hope. i am similarly confident that the paris conference on climatic change will secure fundamental and effective agreements. solemn commitments, however, are not enough, even though they are a necessary step toward solutions. the classic definition of justice which i mentioned
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essential elements a constant and perpetual will -- iustitia est constans et perpetua voluntas ius sum cuique tribuendi. our world demands of all government leaders a will which is effective, practical and constant, concrete steps and immediate measures for preserving and improving the natural environment and thus putting an end as quickly as possible to the phenomenon of social and economic exclusion, with its baneful consequences of human trafficking, the marketing
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sexual exploitation of boys and girls, slave labor, including prostitution, the drug and weapons trade, terrorism and international organized crime. such is the magnitude of these situations and their toll in innocent lives, that we must avoid every temptation to fall into a declarationist nominalism which would assuage our consciences.
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institutions are truly effective in the struggle against all these scourges. the number and complexity of the problems require that we possess technical instruments of verification. but this involves two risks. we can rest content with the bureaucratic exercise of drawing up long lists of good proposals -- goals, objectives and statistical indicators -- or we can think that a single theoretical and aprioristic solution will provide an answer to all the challenges.
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political and economic activity is only effective when it is understood as a prudential activity, guided by a perennial concept of justice and constantly conscious of the fact that, above and beyond our plans and programs, we are dealing with real men and women who live, struggle and suffer, and are often forced to live in great poverty, deprived of all rights. to enable these real men and women to escape from extreme
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be dignified agents of their own destiny. integral human development and the full exercise of human dignity cannot be imposed. they must be built up and allowed to unfold for each individual, for every family, in communion with others, and in a right relationship with all those areas in which human social life develops -- friends, communities, towns and cities, schools, businesses and unions, provinces, nations.
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education, also for girls, who are excluded in some places. the right to education, which is ensured first and foremost by respecting and reinforcing the primary right of the family to educate its children, as well as the right of churches and social groups to support and assist families in the education of their boys and girls. education conceived in this way isy bl the basis for the implementation of the 2030 agenda and for reclaiming the environment. at the same time, government
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possible to ensure that all can have the minimum spiritual and material means needed to live in dignity and to create and support a family, which is the primary cell of any social development. in practical terms, this absolute minimum has three names -- lodging, labor, and land. and one spiritual name, spiritual freedom, which includes religious freedom, the right to education and all other
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civil rights. for all this, the simplest and best measure and indicator of the implementation of the new agenda for development will be effective, practical and immediate access, on the part of all, to essential material and spiritual goods, housing, dignified and properly remunerated employment, adequate food and drinking water, religious freedom and, more generally, spiritual freedom and education. these pillars of integral human development have a common foundation, which is the right to life and, more generally,
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existence of human nature itself. the ecological crisis, together with the large-scale destruction of biodiversity, can threaten the very existence of the human species. the baneful consequences of an irresponsible mismanagement of the global economy, guided only by ambition for wealth and power, must serve as a summons to a forthright reflection on man, "man is not only a freedom
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he is spirit and will, but also nature." creation is compromised where we ourselves have the final word. the misuse of creation begins when we no longer recognize any instance above ourselves, when we see nothing else but ourselves. consequently, the defense of the environment and the fight against exclusion demand that we recognize a moral law written into human nature itself, one which includes the natural difference between man and
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for life in all its stages and dimensions. without the recognition of certain incontestable natural ethical limits and without the immediate implementation of those pillars of integral human development, the ideal of saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war, and "promoting social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom," risks becoming an unattainable illusion, or, even worse, just idle chatter which serves as a cover for all
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or for carrying out an ideological colonization by the imposition of anomalous models and lifestyles which are alien to people's identity and, in the end, are irresponsible. war is the negation of all rights and a dramatic assault on the environment. if we want true integral human development for all, we must
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between nations and between peoples. to this end, there is a need to ensure the uncontested rule of law and tireless recourse to negotiation, mediation and arbitration, as proposed by the charter of the united nations, which constitutes truly a fundamental juridical norm. the experience of these 70 years since the founding of the united nations in general, and in particular the experience of these first 15 years of the third millennium, reveal both the effectiveness of the full
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norms and the ineffectiveness of their lack of enforcement. when the charter of the united nations is respected and applied with transparency and sincerity, and without ulterior motives, as an obligatory reference point of justice and not as a means of masking spurious intentions, peaceful results will be obtained. when, on the other hand, the norm is considered simply as an instrument to be used whenever it proves favorable, and to be
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pandora's box is opened, releasing uncontrollable forces which gravely harm defenseless populations, the cultural milieu and even the biological environment. the preamble and the first article of the charter of the united nations set forth the foundations of the international juridical framework, peace juridical framework: peace, the pacific solution of disputes and the development of friendly relations between the nations. strongly opposed to such statements, and in practice denying them, is the constant
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arms, especially weapons of mass destruction, such as nuclear weapons. an ethics and a law based on the threat of mutual destruction, and possibly the destruction of all mankind, are self-contradictory and represent an affront to the entire framework of the united nations, which would end up as a "nations united by fear and distrust." [ applause ] there is urgent need to work for a world free of nuclear weapons, in full application of the non-proliferation treaty, in letter and spirit, with the goal
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these weapons. [ applause ] the recent agreement reached on the nuclear question in a sensitive region of asia and the middle east is proof of the potential of political good will and of law, exercised with sincerity, patience and constancy. i express my hope that this agreement will be lasting and efficacious, and bring forth the desired fruits with the cooperation of all the parties involved.
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in this sense, hard evidence is not lacking of the negative effects of military and political interventions which are not coordinated between members of the international community. for this reason, while regretting to have to do so, i must renew my repeated appeals regarding to the painful situation of the entire middle east, north africa and other african countries, where christians, together with other cultural or ethnic groups, and even members of the majority religion who have no desire to be caught up in hatred and
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witness the destruction of their places of worship, their cultural and religious heritage, their houses and property, and have faced the alternative either of fleeing or of paying for their adhesion to good and to peace by their own lives, or by enslavement. [ applause ] these realities should serve as a grave summons to an examination of conscience on the part of those charged with the conduct of international affairs. not only in cases of religious or cultural persecution, but in every situation of conflict, as
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south sudan and the great lakes region, real human beings take precedence over partisan interests, however legitimate the latter may be. in wars and conflicts there are individual persons, our brothers and sisters, men and women, young and old, boys and girls who weep, suffer and die. human beings who are easily discarded when our only response is to draw up lists of problems, strategies and disagreements. as i wrote in my letter to the secretary-general of the united nations on 9 august 2014, "the
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most basic understanding of huonman dignity compels the international community, particularly through the norms and mechanisms of international law, to do all that it can to stop and to prevent further systematic violence against ethnic and religious minorities" anto protect innocent peoples. [ applause ] along the same lines, i would mention another kind of conflict which is not always so open, yet
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people. another kind of war experienced by many of our societies as a result of the narcotics trade, a war which is taken for granted and poorly fought. drug trafficking is by its very nature accompanied by trafficking in persons, money laundering, the arms trade, child exploitation and other forms of corruption. a corruption which has penetrated to different levels of social, political, military, artistic and religious life,
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rise to a parallel structure which threatens the credibility of our institutions. [ poapplauee ] i began thisispeech recalling e visits of my predecessors. i would hope that my words will be t5,en above all s a continuation of the final words of the address of pope paul vi, although spoken almost exactly 50 years ago, they remain ever timely.
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moment of recollection, reflection, even of prayer, is absolutely needed so that we may think back over our common origin, ouinhistory, our common destiny. the appeal to the moral conscience of man has never been as necessary as it is today, for the danger comes neither from progress nor from science, if these are used well, they can help to solve a great number of the serious problems besetting mankind. among other things, human genius, well applied, will surely help to meet the grave challenges of ecological deterioration and of exclusion. as paul vi said "the real danger
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disposal ever more powerful instruments that are as well fitted to bring about ruin as they are to achieve lofty conquests." the common home of all men and women must continue to rise on the foundations of a right understanding of universal fraternity and respect for the sacredness of every human life, of every man and every woman, the poor, the elderly, children, the infirm, the unborn, the unemployed, the abandoned, those considered disposable because they are only considered as part
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[ applause ] this common home of all men and women must also be built on the understanding of a certain sacredness of created nature. such understanding and respect call for a higher degree of wisdom, one which accepts transcendence, rejects the creation of an all-powerful elite, and recognizes that the full meaning of individual and collective life is found in selfless service to others and
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of creation for the common good. to repeat the words of paul vi, "the edifice of modern civilization has to be built on spiritual principles, for they are the only ones capable not only of supporting it, but of shedding light on it." el gaucho martin fierro, a classic of literature in my native land, says "brothers should stand by each other, because this is the first law, keep a true bond between you always, at every time -- because if you fight among yourselves, you'll be devoured by those outside." [ applause ]
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the contemporary world, so apparently connected, is experiencing a growing and steady social fragmentation, which places at risk "the foundations of s ial life" and consequently leads to "battles over conflicting interests." the present time invites us to give priority to actions which generate new processes in society, so as to bear fruit in significant and positive historical events. we cannot permit ourselves to postpone "certain agendas" for the future.
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critical and global decisions in the face of world-wide conflicts which increase the number of the excluded and those in need. the praiseworthy international juridical framework of the united nations organization and of all its activities, like any other human endeavour, can be improved, yet it remains necessary, at the same time it can be the pledge of a secure and happy future for future generations. and so it will, if the representatives of the states can set ide paivisan and ideological interests, and sincerely strive to serve the common good. i pray to almighty god that th will be the case, and i assure
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prayers, and the support and veayers of all the faithful of the catholic church, that this institution, all its member states, and each of its officials, will always render an effective service to mankind, a service respectful of diversity and capable of bringing out, for sake of the common good, the best in each people and in every individual. upon allto of you, may god bless you all. [ applause ] >> pope francis the first as the predecessors have done addressing the general assembly. about 170 world leaders there to hear the pope's words as he carves them to remember their
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responsibility to service and elected to take care of. i want to go to peter alexander, he's been listening to the pope's address, and i thought we heard some of those same things. we talked about immigrants, we heard about the environment. i also thought i heard, peter, a gentle prodding of this body, the united nations to say, remember your aaroer,erer, founding documents and live up to those words. no i think that' s exactly right, sa nnah. recognize this is the 70th anniversary of the united nations, that's why there are so many world leaders which now inclouds the pope. he commended the u.n. for all e good work it ha done and encouraged it to keep going saying there's o much more to be done. he talked about the common humanity, he said the right of the environment that man is not authorized to abuse earth. that was a central theme as well. savannah. >> well, we heard him loud and clear, and he has a busy day
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ahead of him. will meet with families at e 9/11 memorial and museum, later he will have a procession through central park and a mass at madison square garden tonight, but at the moment, he remains at the united nations general assembly.uronce again, the pope addressing world leaders. gentle in approach, but certainly firm in its convictions. and we will continue to carry the pope's activities live right here on nbc. we have another big portfolio story breaking this morning. bit of an earthquake as speaker john boehner, unexpectedly announced he is stepping down from the congress. he'll do so at the end of october. he's giving up his seat and his coveted leadership post. chuck todd is our political director, moderator of meet the press who's at the white house this morning, chuck, in some sense this came out of nowhere, but at the same time, anyone who watches politics as closely as you do knows that this was somewhat understandable, given the situation he's in right now. >> yeah, this had been actually
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brewing for the last couple of months. it was about two months ago that there was a conservative member of congress who actually introduced legislation that's called a motion to vacant the chair, which means a motion to remove john boehner as speaker of the house. he claimed to have just enough republican votes that would have guaranteed that john boehner would have needed democratic votes to survive this vote to vacant the chair. now the question is, what are conservatives upset at? they were upset that speaker boehner would not fight president obama and democrats hard enough whether it was on the iran deal, they didn't like how he sort of caved early, they believe. they were upset with the plan that he had going forward to fund the fundamental, facing a potential government shutdown in october 1st. there's a big fight over those planned parenthood tapes that have a lot of conservatives in the house of representatives in particular, but a lot of conservatives around the country upset. and they would like to see republicans use every tool
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president and to confront democrats. but the leadership, mitch mcconnell and john boehner didn't want to do that. they didn't think they had the votes. they knewth the president would veto and it only hurt the republicans, but the fact is, ere were enough conserv ives who said you know what, they're tired of hearing that. there was going to be a massive leadership fight in october. so john boehner made the decision, get out now, he put the party ahead of himself, because it would have been a protracted fight, probably would have put the republican party in a bad light for the public. so this will postpone, we don't have a government shutdown now, but i think we'll have a messy fight that we've sen for the last four years, savannah, who runs the republican party? e establishment or the grassroots conservative base? >> fight going on in the halls of congress, in the presidential election. you'll continue to watch it closely. you'll have much more as we continue on. john boehner, first elected in 1990, representing the eighth
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speakership in 2011, now leave lg the house of representatives, somewhat unexpectedly on the heel was a big victory for him personally, professionally, pope francis's visit to the congress yesterday. we'll have a lot more coverage, many of you will return to the "today" show for others were our coverage continues, thank you. and good morning, everyone, we are coming to you live from lower manhattan, welcome to our special verage of pope eancis's visit to new york city. m darlene rodriguez. >> and pope francis will be making his way here to ler manhattan. rst, we have just seen him to speak to mornkthan 100 world leaders at the unite nations general assembly. the overreaching teems here, the right of the environments. >> he talked a lot about that, we expected him to talk about the environment because this is sort of been the recurring theme. he's been around the world and very often he's been talking
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one of the notable quotes was any harm done to the environment is harm done to humanity. so, he said to all religions, the environment is a fundamental good. this is something that's been very important to him. >> he also spoke about how he felt the poor of this world, or thoes most affected by the degradation of the environment he talked about also fairness to those in the economic war and darlene, he mentioned the crisis in the world, ukraine, syria, and iraq. >> another one of his recurring themes, michael, as we know, the poverty, those who are forgotten. those who are abandoned. he talked about how the environment and those who are poor really suffer the most when the environment's damaged. they're cast off by society and forced to live off of what is disguarded is what pope francis said. >> right now the holy father with bon kimu. he is hearing a performance by some there at u.n. he has spent some time at the world body today at the east
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he spoke to u.n. staff workers, thanked them for their tireless work which often goes unrecognized, not making the news, but often a great danger to themselves. they're in the hot spots and sometimes they have been targeted. >> they have been. and 400 members of the u.n. staff were there in attendance at what they call the town hall meeting with pope francis addressed them. these were field workers, secretaries, translaters, but also cleaners, cooks, sscurity personnel, maintenance, personnel, and this is very much in line with pope francis and what he is about in terms of reaching out to everyone. noouz 4's katherine creag has more on that, kat, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you and what a powerful speech toe just heard from pope francis. as you know it lasted for about an hour. when he arrived here, it was really an incredible moment. we want to go into when he first arrived here. arriving with the motorcade, with the fiat, i was able to take a photo. and we have that, it's not the best photo, but we were able to
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take a photo of him passing by. he waved in our direction. his speech, seemed to resinate with the world leaders, diplomats in the chamber. when he walked into the united nations here, he made his way through the halls of the u.n., he signed the visitor's book, a group of children sang to him, he met with 400 staff members of the u.n. as michael just pointed out, called them the backbone of the united nations, thanked them, extended his well wishes to their families. their daily empts behind the scenes make it possible the diplomatic economic and political initiatives of the united nations. and then right around 10:00 a.m., that is when the address to the general assembly began. he had a message about peace and helping the ops reed, he also touched upon the environment. he addressed a global audience. he talked to government leaders, saying that they must ensure they're people have the spiritual and material needs to live in dignity.
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exploitation, how young people are often the victims. >> reporter: >> a will which is effective, practical, constant with concrete steps and immediate measures for preserving and improving the natural environment and thus putting an end as quickly as possible to the phenomenon of social and economic exclus. with its baneful consequences of human trafficking, the marketing of human organs and tissues, sexual exploitation of boys and girls, slave labor -- >> reporter: such a powerful speech. and darlene and michael, you also mention he talked about the environment and not only did he mention, he talked about human trafficking, but also the
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problems, the global problem os of drug trafficking. at this point, we are waiting for him to depart the united nations, but it really has been a whirlwind of a morning, darlene and michael, you've both had seen the pope, you darlene in cuba, he passed by you very closely, michael, you said you were 70 feet away from the pope. a lot of the people around here were cheering when he passed by. and when i tell you cheering, we're on 46 street and first avenue, we heard cheering from 48th street, from blocks away. so many people elated and ecstatic that he passed by. even just, you know, that quick passing by, it really gives people a lot of spirit and very, they were very excited to see him. even just driving by in the fiat, back to you. >> katherine, thank you. she's right, there is something special about his presence and whether you are catholic or not. whether you are of a certain faith or not. i think when i was in cuba, only 30% of the people there identify as catholic, yet, as kat said and you saw it yesterday at st.
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respond to this pope and his presence. >> it's very special to see him. he has a wonderful countness in the way he deals with. even as he walks among the u.n. staff and makes it a point not just to meet with the leaders, but to meet with everybody who's there. and we are very happy to have with us today, dr. joe rene e , political signs cience professor. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> you were able to watch and listen to the pope's speech. >> yeah. >> and i wanted to ask you what themes really resinated? >> i really thought that probably one of the most important themes was the notion of the dignity of the human being. and that is a theological notion. the belief that because man is made in the image and likeness of god, as a result of that, he deserves respect. and dignity, and appreciation
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because he has a spiritual side. and that seemed to have been at the basis of everything that the pope was talking about. because of the human dignity of the individual, he has common rights, and he has the right to rule development. he has the right to become everything that he can be, and that it's the responsibility then of the individuals at the united nations, and of governments to help individuals to become this, the best or the most important that they can be in their own special way. so that was one theological theme. i think the other theological theme was the rights that individuals have. because of this very special relationship that they have with god. because they do have this spiritual side. and as a result of that, he talked about the rights that individuals have to lodging and labor and land -- >> and education. >> and education, but then he expanded on that.
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expand on it and talk about their right to the environment as well. because the contention is that god made the environment for everyone. it's our common home. it's god's great legacy to us. and that we have a responsibility to take care of the environment, and to protect it because everyone has this right to enjoy the environment. and to participate in it. >> the way he connected, both, the environment to those ho live in poverty and talked about when leaders forget how important it is to take care of the environment, there are certain groups that suffer the most. >> clearly, when you look ian in this country, you look at brown fields and you look at hazardous waste site, who lives near those places? they're in urban areas where a lot of individuals have to pass by or live near them. i mean, people with money can
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escape to the, you know, other areas where they don't have to face these kinds of problems, but it's really the poor who have to deal with them all the time. and that's what the pope is trying to show, that there is a moral relationship between the environment and our responsibilities to the poor. and this is what i think he was bringing out today. >> we should point out that you have studied the popes, you met john paul ii. this pope stressing something very different from the predecessors, and that's controversial. many have said the pope should concern himself with theological questions, and questions about capitalism versus the environment. is something that should be left up to non-secular leaders. how do you think this pope views that? >> well, i think the point is that the pope looks at everything through a moral lens. and so when he looks at capital
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or socialism or economics, he looks at it through his moral lens. how does it impact the dignity of the human and person of the individual? so that, economics is not just about money. economics is about opportunity to work. economics is about the ability of people to pursue their particular talents. economics is about having decision-making within the political process, all of these things give another whole dimension to what we mean by capitalism, economics, the political process. his lens is totally different. >> he was greeted as we know by secretary general ban kim moon along with the president of the general assembly. when pope francis entered the u.n. this morning he signed the
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able to view the norman rockwell, do unto others as you would have them do unto you. he's been able to spend some time with secretary general moon as well as some of the other leaders that have been there today, 193 member states at the united nations. and dr. joe, as you pointed out, we were talking about this earlier, this is the fourth pope to address the u.n. general assembly. >> yes. yes. i remember the speech by john paul, and there the emphasis was on human rights. and the same with pope benedict, but here, human rights have a different twist. it's this whole addition to the notion of human rights with environmental stainability. that everyone has a right to the environment. this, this is an entirely new approach, and critically important. >> we have an update now on the
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pope's positioning. he has left the united nations. he's on the fdr drive now, he's going to stay east and make his way here south to lower manhattan to the fdr drive of that turn as you're making. that's right south of 23rd street, right past the town to the right. and then you'll bend around there. >> rarely looking that empty, right, michael. >> rarely looking that empty. >> been on that turn many atime, you think sometimes, and coming down hire to an area that is our hallowed ground. >> it is. >> here in new york city. >> that's right. he's going to make his way down to lower manhattan to the world trade center. this is where we are seated right now and have been for much of the morning. anticipating france's arrival. when he gets here, the motorcade will stop on west street, and he is accompanied by cardinal timothy dolan as you see the motorcade going down the fdr. he will stop at the north pool, and then walk to the northeast corner of the south pool. and michael, those poles, the
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reflecting poles, and the footprints of what had been one world trade and two world trade center. >> and you can see it behind us and you can see the memorial museum, the holy father is going to go into the museum himself. meet with some 9/11 survivors, he's going meet with some of the families as well. he has remarks prepared. and remember how emotional it was when pope benedict was here in 2008, of course the difference was then darlene, none what have we see behind us was finished at this point. >> hadn't been finished. and its been a long time coming, and the family members who are here, family members who lost people on 9/11 will be here to meet pope francis. and we were able to speak to one mom who lost her firefighter son on september 11th, and this is what she had to say. >> i'm here to see the pope because i love him and i'm a catholic since i was born. one francis to another, hello. i'm praying for you. you pray for me.
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so many other brave souls, men and women who all have their names represented here inside this memorial. >> our reporter will be there at the ceremony today, he said the pope's visit is so significant because he said the greatest concern of those who lost loved ones here at 9/11 is that they would be forgotten. not by their family members, not by their loved ones, but maybe by our society and fade into part of history. and they don't want that to happen. the holy father's visit here brings that present and keeps it present, shows a commitment to keeping it present. and that's why they are so happy, and welcoming of him coming down today. >> sure, they appreciate that he represents that enough to be able to come here personally and take that time. you know, when he goes into the memorial, he's going to be able to see the name of every person who died on september 11th, 2001, but also those who died on february 26th, 1993. in the museum, he will be a private viewing of artifacts that were recovered at ground
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including a bible, and the very famous world trade center cross. >> and also see the other religious icons, actually formed out of some of the steel and metal found here in the days after 9/11, and made into symbols for other religious fates as well. and this, we should point out, and really stress, is a multi-religious ceremony today that will include aspects of all faiths, and the holy father has been very welcoming and reaching out to people. i was able to report a story recently on how some of the leading rabbis here in new york are welcoming of him coming here because they feel they are together in a faith family, not rivals, but cooperatives. and at a time when many places around the world, faith is under fire, literally under fire and they will a commonality with the holy father. >> and pope francis talked about that as well. right now, we're going to take a moment and go to tracy sta rahan.
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>> reporter: this is to be the emotional part of pope francis's visit here on little west street. we're seeing the nypd squad cars, basically blocking things off. getting ready for pope francis to make his way to the 9/11 memorial. and ahead of all of this, we saw a really clear sign that this is going to be a multi. faith ceremony, just another hallmark of pope francis and how inclusive he's been during his tenure. let's show you some of the video of what we saw just steps from where you are. the 9/11 memorial. this program today is going to include meditations on peace and hindu, sikh, buddhist, and muslim. and one by a christian representative as well. the visit here will begin on emotional note with pope francis offering prayers at the south reflecting pool, then meeting with the ten families who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks. he's been credited, however, by many by making this an inclusive
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spoke to a rabbi from new jersey. >> i actually took the opportunity during the jewish holidays to talk about pope francis's leadership, and while he might be the leader of a different faith, there are things he does as a leader that i think can affect us in a positive way and be contagious. so i'm excited for that opportunity to be close to him, and to learn from him. >> reporter: now, as you mention, the pope will have a private viewing of the artifacts recovered during the attacks. let's bring you back live now to little west street, the west side highway. as we're seeing that motorcade starting to come, likely from the town bring pope francis. everyone with their cell phones out, trying to catch a glimpse of him. we spoke to religious leaders early on today, the fdny chaplain who said this is more than pope francis coming to the memorial, this is still sacred ground to so many in new york city. everyone looking for the fiat, vatican flag coming, and there is pope francis on the west side highway.
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covered in grass right now, making his way past the battery tunnel entrance and on his way to the 9/11 memorial. again, this program is expected to start at 11:30, a little early from the u.n., we were expecting him to make his way. we hear the cheers, guys, coming on the west side highway. and you'll hear a lot more of them probably about now, let's go back to you guys. >> and you know, tracy, right on cue, as you just said that, we are starting to hear the cheers behind us, coming from, coming from just over there, as a matter of fact, we're about a block away. we know heats making his way over here. give us a sense of what people were saying to you as you've been there waiting to see pope francis pass by. >> reporter: i have to tell you, this has been a little different than some of the reactions before because we are still near the 9/11 memorial. a lot of people realize that this is still a somber event, still excited to see him, but know that he's coming for a very serious message here today. and so, i think people still
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help it because this is a religious figure whose not been here. we should mention that francis becomes the first pope to visit the 9/11 memorial, pope benedict xvi came before the buildings were open, this is still history being made on the part of pope francis, guys. >> live pictures there, and we see the holy father emerging from the fiat 500. he's in the area here in lower manhattan, near ground zero. and he is going to see kardal dolan there to his right as well. and darlene, they will start this formal program shortly. >> as we just said earlier, he is expected to walk and actually walk over to the reflecting pops when which are in the footprints of the world trade center, the twin towers that once stood here. he's going to walk over to the first, the north pool, then he's suspected to walk over to the south pool and take a look. they're called reflecting pools, michael, we expect them to take a moment, we are looking there at cardinal dolan who's walking
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is because cardinal egan, many don't know about pope francis, the 9/11 attacks thrust him into the global spotlight of the catholic church. and that's because cardinal egan, the former er er cardinal was in rome on september 11th to assume the crucial post and lead the senate of bishops, but he decided to leave early to come home to help new yorkers cope with the tragedy and the one who took his place, was cardinal who years later would become pope francis. today's visit means a lot, especially to the victim's families. >> just my son and how important it is and for families. it's to the world to understand that he is going to spend more time at the world trade center site than any other place in the city. and to me, that is significant. >> this was mr. lee yelpy, he's retired and president of the september 11th family's association, and the 9/11 contribute center.
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also a father who lost is firefighter son, jonathan in the attacks. and as we said, it means so much to so many new yorkers and to people affected by 9/11, the holy father is here as we see darlene, these live pictures and what is going to ham as the holy father comes in. he's going to take the escalator down, into foundation hall at one point. >> he is. and you know, as we've been listening to the holy father address the general assembly at the united nations, we talk so much about the environment and the interesting thing, and i'm sure he'd be pleased knowing that he's spoken so much about the environment, is how green and how ecofriendly the park is here. these two water falls, one acre each, the plaza though, 400 trees, sustainable green plaza, the air investigation, the storm water, the pest management systems with are all built to conserve energy. >> right, and one of the most beautiful and as we said, hallowed ground here in new york city, beautiful to see,
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and i think people do come here with the respect that this area does demand of you when you think of what happened here and what it continues to mean for people. >> certainly do. and i want to bring dr. joe in, dr. joe, you've been inside the museum, you do have a perspective, you've had a firsthand look of what the holy father is about to see. tell us a little bit about the experience that he'll have when he gets inside. >> i think it's impossible to go into this museum and not be completely and totally taken with what you're seeing. i had, i went, i thought i'd be there for about an hour, i would see a few artifacts, but it's more than that. you actually feel the people, you feel what had happened. the way it's set up, it's set up in a situation where parts of the museum actually track the time, minute by minute of what's occurring. and so, you're hearing news
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reports, you're seeing video, it's just an incredible experience to go there. >> the holy father -- sorry, the holy father is now approaching some of the reflecting pools. and remember, the names on these pools are grouped by association. how they lived and who they worked with, and he's seeing some of them right now. >> what is also so amazing about the museum and the whole,
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as i was saying, what is so
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amazing when you come here to ground zero is the deference of every single person who comes. >> we should naengs you were watching a moment of silent prayer, probably i think one of the most powerful images we've seen this morning. >> we should also mention the candle remains on the lid, they do not allowed lit candles around the memorial. out of respect for that, the holy father is not lighting that candle that he has just stepped away from. >> the other thing, when you come here, is it's so surprising, how many people who come here are not american. they are people from all over the world who come to pay their respects. and, i don't think there ever needs to be a fear that we will forget these people who made this tremendous sacrifice. >> you're looking now at the holy father, and this is the point where he is reading several people. you see former mayor michael bloomberg off to the right as well, we understand that he would greet somewhere between 10 and 30 family members of victims
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of september 11th. and i imagine this is exactly what's happening here with mayor bloomberg there also in attendance. >> and this is taking place this morning after the holy father has spoken at the u.n., after he has appeared at st. patrick's cathedral, and this is the start of a very busy day. very personal day, and everyone who has met the holy father says the way he relates to you on a person to person basis, the way he speaks with you, is really what they take away from. and i think you can see that, ian though we're not privied to what exactly what they're saying, you can see in the way the holy father is engaging with these people. >> he sees into the soul of individuals. i don't know how else to say that. but, you get the feeling when you see him talking to people, he's interested in them. his eyes are not darting someplace else, he is truly concentrating on them and what he's saying to them. you know, we, those of who have been here for a while, have seen
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popes come and go, there has never been a reaction like there is to this pope. and we were talking about this the other day, it's so, it's so much many more than deference to the pope and respect to him, there is this emotional bonding that people seem to have with him. >>. >> it seems to transcend religion, it seems to transcend spirituality, it's exactly like you said, people know that he is engaging them, he's responding to them, he certainly feels a connection with people that he meets. and you can see, how about all of the processions where he's asked them to bring children over to him. and they brought a little girl over the barricade just yesterday, so that he could bless her and say hello. and we, we listened to a little girl this morning, a 12-year-old in a wheelchair, anden this child so was overwhelmed and so overcome because he took the time to bless her and this is the kientd of reaction, i think we're seeing in every city that
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he visits as we observe the holy father. >> he's just a very human person. >> this is like a one-time experience for me. and my mom was a worker here when it happened. she helped at the american red cross when she opened -- yeah, she opened the firsts rebit center. so it's like, so exciting to see the pope on top of that. >> that is a 12-year-old girl from connecticut. here today, we see the holy father and to give us her impression of what impresses her about his holiness. >> there you see the holy father greeting people. this is all outside of the september 11th memorial museum. if you're just joining us, our coverage of pope francis's visit to new york city, he did address the u.n. general assembly this morning as well as members of the staff at the united nations, and then he made his way here to lower manhattan where he is about to enter the september
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and before he does that. he is greeting several members of a families who have lost people on september 11th. >> dr. jo, we were saying that one of the things that is such a challenge that the holy father seems to be able to pull off effortlessly is to be present for a large number of people, and then one on one at the same time. >> to make everyone in the audience feel like he is talkingng right to them. you know, it's really quite amazing. >> i is that true last night at st. patrick's cathedral, when he pulled up and the whole crowd erupts, and yet he's able sometimes to catch the eye of one person or another, and people really, really are just so impressed by that. >> when he was in washington, d.c., at one point, he gave somebody in the crowd a thumb's up, and then he gave them a blessing. now, i mean, thousands of people on the street to pick out one person, a thumb's up and a blessing, i mean unbelievable. >> probably the social media storm was when young girl was
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able to take a selfie with pope francis. and that made its way around twitter and social media. and that was a big deal. i think that might be a first for a pope being able to do something like that. >> it may be. you see him greeting these family members here. this is just really the start of his time here at the 9/11 memorial and museum as well. >> the tone now is totally different. the tone at the white house and the congress, and even the u.n. was a moral tone of past tomorrow tone, a preaching tone, but this, i think is going to be very different. this is going to be a sense of mourng, a sense of attempting to reconcile what's happened, attempt to try to console, very different tone, i think we're going see with this. >> and it seems that he has that unique quality where he is able to flow between these different tones that you mentioned, effortlessly, and it looks, from my observations, here, we looked
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d.c. in new york city, around the world, i was in cuba just a couple of days ago, and it looks like people look to him for so much more than just spirituality and leadership in that sense. when he talked so much about the poor, about in inequality, about people who need to be, need to be taken care of and really looks like people look to him, at least this is the what people were telling me when i was in havana, looked to him for hope bauds they know he has the ear of the world leaders. >> he also speaks too about settling conflicts with violence and why that's so wrong. and, part of the reason he is here to say that this is not the way mankind should settle its disputes, the resort to violence, and he talks about how it impacts everyone. and these families, the 9/11 families, the most impacted, we here in new york, we feel their pain and their loss, and it's very present for us, but i think
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the holy father wants it to be present for everyone. >> if there was one overarching theme between ma what he said at congress, what he said at the u.n., and what he's going to say here today, i think, i think it is that we all need to pursue what he calls our fraternal solidarity. that we all need to recognize that we need to be one. when he spoke to the congress, he talked about polarization and attempting to bring both sides together in a time of deviciveness within our governmental structure, but he never said it in a political way. he said it in a moral way. and i think he did the same thing at the u.n. he talked about, you know, that we all need to come together over certain issues for the common good, again, in a moral way. and now, today he's going to be talking about our fraternal solidarity with those who have died for us and those who will
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and remembering them. but i think that's a major theme of coming together. reconciling. >> this is all happening here in lower manhattan, weather is continuing to hold out for the holy father which is really great. because he has been out and about, people have been waiting, darlene, we've seen people waiting for hours and as you saw in cuba, as we saw in washington, here in new york, security so extensive and so wide ranging in the area, right? >> sure, i mean this is a joint effort. you obviously have vatican security, you have secret service, you have the nypd, you have several members of federal law enforcement as well. a huge, monumental joint effort that's been taking place for months, leading up to this particular day. and security in lower manhattan is tough to handle any time on a notable person or world leader makes their way through, especially here, especially to the 9/11 memorial museum and
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lower manhattan, and especially today. >> we see mayor de blasio has now joined the holy father here at ground zero, the 9/11 memorial and museum, and darlene, not surprising, we're being told now that the holy father is meeting with even more people than originally scheduled. >> again -- >> making that one on one connection. >> he is. and mayor de blasio welcomed him in italian, michael. >> he did say that. and cardinal dolan, using his native language, called him papa fran ches co. >> i wonder did governor cuomo speak to him in italian also last night? >> we'll have to see. >> interesting meeting with governor cuomo because ae we know and reporting extensive, governor cuomo's girlfriend, sandra lee had some really difficult health problems she's been dealing with, and the pope gave her a special blessing, and i believe that he, they might be standing right there, there she is on the right. and she's had a tough time medically, and he gave her a special blessing.
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of course leading this city on 9/11, and senator schumer was there last night as well. there, they're with you see mayor julia giuliani. and cardinal dolan, looming president, both physically and spiritually. he might be the person today that's rushing this program along. i've seen him a couple of times, it looks like he's sort of ushering the holy father to let's move in this direction. >> right. >> i think if he weren't a calendar, he could probably be a mayor. >> probably could be. he told the holy father last night he was officially now a new yorker. having gone into the main doors of st. patrick's. and now, darlene, entering the mee assume area itself, and what we understand is going to happen, they'll be about five to six people at this event. a multi-religious ceremony, there will be a hindu prayer, a booudest prayer, a chic prayer, a christian prayer, there will be a muslim prayer, a prayer in
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honor of the deceased. so, trying to be inclusive in all inclusive you might say. >> song by ozzy schwartz. we understand he is expected to speak in spanish, you're looking at the white rose that pope francis just laid at the reflecting pools here at the world trade center. and the footprints of the twin towers. and he has now entered the 9/11 memorial museum. there should be a piece performed by the young people's chorus of new york city, michael, and this is another thing we've seen all the stops, where pope francis has been visited, young people have come out to sing for him. it's always been jubilant -- >> right. >> and beautifully performed. and you know these children have put so much of their heart and soul into getting this just right, and you can see pope francis appreciates, and he often stops. he will reach out and touch them and hug them and let them know that he appreciates it. >> he really does. he really, you can see that he really his eyes light up.
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sometimes, you know, he is a 78-year-old man with a busy, busy schedule, and sometimes you see him flag at an event, maybe he's sitting down, when the young people sing, you always see him perk up. looking at those two roses, we were here five years ago, and, you know, when you see all of this, how it came together, just so beautiful, the way this comes, the impact is just so, so impressive to see this. >> it really is. and dr. jo, when you look at how as you said, the tone here has changed, and this has really become one of reverence and very solemn. >> it has. and i think it's very appropriate. every one of the stops that the pope made and the way he spoke at the different plaits and what he addressed at each of the places and the people that he spoke to, were all just perfectly on target. if i were a pr person, i would
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say they really, they did a fantastic job, but it's more than that. it's certain. >> it certainly is. and we want to mention those who lost ones at 9/11 are calling the pope's visit to the memorial and museum a great honor. monica murphy lost her husband michael, they never found his remains. she was very involved in pushing for this memorial to be built at the site, and she has a special message for the pope when she meets him. >> ready to go, i have easier -- [ speaking foreign language ] for those who are not identified, and who are identified and left here to be in the sacred hallowed space. and what an honor. he's the closest thing to god, and you know, couldn't be -- i'm still in awe of it all. but i'm here. witnessing history. and showing off this world class memorial museum that we worked so hard on. i couldn't be prouder. i couldn't be prouder to have him.
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>> very special day for monica. monica has since remarried, she has two daughters, megan and madison, she said this is their legacy, and you can see this was her meeting with pope francis just a few moments ago. clearly she has never forgott her husband, who passed away ground. >> twc thing tha s so nice, that they are able to have that connection to meet the holy father. this is something they'll remember, and it's wonderful that he has taken the time and as we said, darlene, he met with even more families. then was scheduled, because i believe the holy father really thinks he knows the power of that personal connection and making it today, and we should point out that the holy father has now gone into the museum, and there's a very specific program that will be going on there. >> this is not a surprise that he comes out and takes longer than is expected to meet with people. almost, if i had to guess, i think at's why he does all of these events early.
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and reported on, he's arrived early. i can tell you, in havana, there was a mass, 300,000 people, pope francis came out in his pope-mobile 45 minutes before the mass, just so that he can take a ride around several times. drove security crazy, but just so that he can meet people. and i really, if i had to guess, i think that's why he showed up here earl le and done everything ahead of time. >> wonderful story, one of the reporters said sometimes they've seen him tap his tap and look at a security folks and say, basically saying, can i spend a few moments, but the other thing that's interesting about the holy father, darlene. very respectful of other people's time. he doesn't want to be late to the events, he may try te achieve and get some extra time, but everything we've been to, as we look there t the museum itself, he has been there on time. >> on time. >> early. >> like last night. first foreign arrive by plane in new york city on time.
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he did it last night. >>ns i'm also thinking too of his affinity to children and how important it it must be for the children who lost their parents in the world trade center, to have the pope talk to them, be with them, bless them. i think it will mean so much to them to understand a little more about the sacrifice of their parents. and for the pope to understand, that will give, i think, some very special meaning to their lives after what they have suffered and what they've been there. >> absolutely. >> yeah, i think you're absolutely right, dr. jo, when you think about this place and how such an overwhelming number of people's remains have never been found. and for so many, this is a burial ground. and to have pope francis, to have a pope be here, to bless this site, and be ae e to talk to them and bless them, it has to be a wonderful gift. >> and darlene, as you point out on that day, so many people never got that chance to say that good-bye.
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it was a they did started out like so many other typical days, and now, to have that sense of we didn't get to say good-bye, didn't get to know what happened, and many cases, we didn't get to have remains to have the holy father be here, literally, i think provides a great dealaof sympathy, and hoeapefully comfort. >> right. certainly it can't provide closure, but it can provide consolation, especially for t b children. >> seeing the reflecting pools there,eas we said, such a wonderful way of memorializing those who are lost and to see there now, inside the museum itself, this space, where the holy father is now. >> this is a multi-faith ceremony michael as you said before. the slurry wall, surviving retaining world, the original world trade center, the world that withstood the attacks, that is there. he will be able to see and see
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that in person. as well i all of the artifacts, the personal affects of the people who were lost that day. >> they also have fire trucks, clothes, just unbelievable artifacts there that somehow they saved. flags. shoes. clothes. it's, you must see this. if anyone who's listening, you must come to see this and to pay your respects. >> i'd be curious to know what his thoughts are as he walks out. because it really is an extraordinary place. and it's like nothing anyone has ever seen. >> and mayor bloomberg. and this, this space, darlene, aye always felt has an, almost, cathedral-like feel to it. >> yes. >> just beautifully done, very respectful, and i've seen every
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i think has the right amount of respect and reverence. >> right. >> and as we said earlier, five to 600 people in this particular hall today to listen to pope francis's words. he is expected to pray with them. there will be prayers of other faiths as well. hindu, hindu, buddhist, sikh, muslim. the ceremony is about to begin,
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>> all right, and you're to geng at pope francis making his way over to the podium. he is expected to address somewhere around 500 people here atg the september 11th memorial museit. he will, there will be a prayer of remembrance after he is welcomed and m itewiory for peace from other faith leaders as well. >> cardinal dolan is about to begin. >> there you see pope francis greeting everyone who is there in attendance today. theis is a very inclusive prayer today. >> on behalf of this very
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distinguished group, representatives of the hindu, buddhist, jane, sikh, native american, jewish, islamic, and christian communities of new york city, our civic and public officials, and the board of the september 11th memorial foundation, i renew to you our welcome and our joy at your visit. welcome, holy father. [ applause ] now, i can tell you, papa francesca, we in new york are sinners. we are sinners. we had many flaws. make many mistakes, but, one
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is sincere and fruitful interreligious friendship. our ancestors came here for religious freedom, and they found in new york city an atmosphere of respect and appreciation for religious diversity. about which you just spoke at the united nations. we, who have the honor of storing our people, we work together, we pray together. we meet together. we talk to one another. and we try to serve as one, the city we are proud to call our earthly home, while awaiting our true and eternal residence in heaven. so very often do we recall the faith of the god is in the midst of the city. and your prayer and your presence in your words this morning inspire us, so thank you
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for being here. [ applause ] >> yo may be seated. in this place, where horrendous violence was committed falsely in the name of god, we representatives of the world religions in this great city of new york gather to offer words of comfort and prayer.
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recall the victims of the 9/11 attacks. we pray that their souls and the souls of all those first responders are forever remembered for an eternal blessing. today, and every day, may we understand our shared mission to be in the words of pope francis, a field hospital after battle. to heal the wounds and warm the hearts of a humanity in so desperate need of comfort. >> intolerance and ignorance fueled those who attacked this place. the courage of today's gathering distinguishes us from the opponents of religious freedom as we stand together as brothers and sisters to condemn their horrific acts of violence and honor each life lost unconditionally. as we read in the kworn that one life lost is like all mankind and one life saved is like all mankind, to god all life is
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others fail, let us be the peaceful reminders of that notion to his creation. >> book of songs teaches us to be solemn. we should love peace and we should pursue peace. let us honor those killed in this place by becoming in the words of st. francis, instruments of peace. where there is hatred, let us so love. where there is injury, pardon. where there is doubt, faith. ere there is despair, hope. where there is darkness, light. and where there is sadness, joy. >> men and women from all walks of life ran to this place in hopes of saving lives. the soul intent ofayhose first responders was the protection of others, regardless of the cost to them as individuals. as the worst of humanity sought
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to take life, they exemplified the best of humanity through your selflessness, willing to give their entire life in hopes saving another. their story is one that each of us should carry forward with us, both in thought and in action as we move forward from this place. declares that a laws with those who are righteous and those who do good, let us embody their unconditional love, their conditioned strength, their unwavering hope, and their pursuit of good as we seek to build a much-needed peace. >> so let us learn to share this big apple we all call home. in all of its diversity and all its flavor through friendship and dialogue, may the timber and toalty of each of ourself faith traditions be heard in this great symphony of our city and nation.
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anniversary of nostra, let us celebrate, affirm, and build on our shared commitment to enter religious dialogue. in the words of pope francis, may we respect and love one another as brothers and sisters, may we learn to understand the sufferings of others. may we live to see the day as envisioned by the prophet micah. [ speaki wh foreign language ] everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid. for the lord almighty has spoken. >> states oh mankind, we have created you from a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes so that you might know one another. we have gathered here today as men and women who seek to meet ignorance with understanding, through our knowing much each
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beyond a mere toleration of our differences and work towards a much-needed celebration of them. let us be bold enough to build partnerships with new friends and allies and together, be the reason that people have hope in this world. and not the reason that people dread it. >> please rise. o god of love, compassion, and healing, look on us, people of
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many different faiths and religious traditions, who gather today on this hallowed ground, the scene of unspeakable violence and pain. we ask you in your goodness to give eternal light and peace to all who died here, the heroic first-responders, our firefighters, police officers, emergency service workers, and port authority personnel, along with all the innocent men and women who were victims of this
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work or service brought them here on september 11, 2001. we ask you, in your compassion, to bring healing to those who, because of their presence here 14 years ago, continue to suffer from injuries and illness. heal, too, the pain of still-grieving families and all who lost loved ones in this tragedy. give them strength to continue their lives with courage and hope. we are mindful as well of those
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loss on the same day at the pentagon and in shanksville, pennsylvania. our hearts are one with theirs as our prayer embraces their pain and suffering. god of peace, bring your peace to our violent world, peace in the hearts of all men and women and peace among the nations of the earth. turn to your way of love those whose hearts and minds are consumed with hatred and who justify killing in the name of
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god of understanding, overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy, we seek your light and guidance as we confront such terrible events. grant that those whose lives were spared may live so that the lives lost here may not have been lost in vain. comfort and console us, strengthen us in hope, and give us the wisdom and courage to work tirelessly for a world where true peace and love reign
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of all. >> ladies and gentlemen, kindly take your seats. >>
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[ speaking foreign language ] >> may god protect us. may god nourish us. may we work together. may our dialogue be enlightening, may we be free from hate. own peace, peace, peace. lead us from untruth to truth, from darkness to light, from death to immortality. may all know peace.
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[ speaking foreign language ] [ speaking foreign language ] [ speaking foreign language ] >> homage to the buddha. victory forgets am anity. the defeated dwell in pain. the peaceful live happily, discarding both victory and defeat. one should not do any slight
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wrong. reach the wise might senture, may all beings be happy and secure. may all beings have happy minds. peace. [ ringing bell ] [ speaking foreign language ] [ sfeek peaking foreign language ]
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>> god judges us according to our deeds, not the coat that we wear. that truth is above everything, and the highest deed is truthful living. know that we attain god when we love, and only that victory endures. in consequence of which no one is defeated. [ ringing bell ] >> the reading is from the origin of greek text of the
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blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see god. blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of god. blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
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and all peace returns to you. >> grant us to live with the salutation of peace. and lead us to your abode of peace. you are blessed, our lord, be exulted. o, owner of magnificence and honor. [ ringing bell ] >> ladies and gentlemen, please
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>> dear friends, excuse myself
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i cannot. >> translator: i have many different feelings involved. by being here at ground zero. where thousands of lives were taken. in a senseless act of violence and destruction. you can feel the pain here is pal. able. the water that we see running towards a little center, reminds us of all these lives who left under the power of those who believed in destruction.
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conflicts. of revenge. the logic that could only cause pain and suffering, destruction and tears. water falling, also symbolizes our tears. the tears shed for destructions of yesterday who are joined by so much destruction today. this is a place where we cry. we cry the pain that the powerlessness makes us feel what
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the inability to solve our differences through dialogue. in this place, we cry, the unjust, death of the innocent because we are not able to find solutions for common good. it is water that reminds us of yesterday's tears and today's tears. a few moments ago i met some of the families of the fallen first responders. while performs their service and in this meeting, i once again
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is never impersonal, it's never abstract. it's not about things. above all destruction has a face and has a history, it is specific, it has names. the family members show us the face of pain, pain that leaves us speechless, but that screams to heaven. but, at the same time, they were able to show me the other face of this attack. the other side of their pain. the power of love and remembrance. the memory that does not leave us empty on behalf of so many
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these names are written here in the basis of this towers, so we can see them and we can touch them. and never forget them. among this pain, we can also feel the capacity of heroic goodness that the human being has also capable of. the human force that we must always appeal to. in times of greatest pain and suffering, you will witness. . the greatest acts of giving of themselves and of ourselves and help a stretched out hand, lives
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may seem impersonal, of holiness people were able to show the powerful solidarity of mutual help, of love. and self-sacrifice. at that time, it was not about blood or origin or neighborhood or religion or political views, it was a matter of solidarity. it was an emergency, brotherhood. it was a matter of humanity. new york firemen and women came in to the towers that were crumbling without much thinking
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many fell in their duty and with their sacrifice, they allowed for so many others to survive. this place of death also is strong formed in a place for life, saved lives. a song that leads us to affirm that life will always triumph over the prophets of destruction over death and good will always win over bad reconciliation and unity. will prevail over hate and division.
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remembrance, i am full of hope. because of the opportunity of joining the leaders representing so many of religious traditions that in which the life of this great city. i hope our presence here, sends a powerful sign over a wish to share and reaffirm the wish to be there for source of reconciliation, forces of peace, of justice in this community and throughout. whole world. in the differences in december crepe sis, it is possible to
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face of any attempt to not make us all similar, it is possible, and it is necessary to meet together with our different tongues, different cultures, religions, embrace our voice against anyone who would like to prevent that. because together, today, we have been invited to say no to any attempt to make us all the same and to say yes to our differences. accept ing accepting reconciliation. for this we need to throw away this feelings of hate and prevention. and we know this is only
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possible through a gift of heaven. here in this place of remembrance. each one of us, in their way, but together. i propose a moment of silence and prayer. let us ask of the lord the gift of joining the case of peace. peace in our homes, in our families, in our schools, in our communities. peace, in all the places in which war seems to be endless.
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who have only seen pain. peace, in this wide world that god has given us as our home, as a home for us all and for all. only peace.
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>> translator: and this way the life of those who love will not be alive, that we be forgotten. but deeply be present each time we try to be the prophets of construction and reconciliation, the prophets of peace.
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let there be peace on earth and threat begin with me let there be peace on earth let us walk with each other, in perfect harmony
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>> thank you. thank you, young people's chorus of new york city. you're an icon of what this sacred site reminds under the circumstances. and my brothers and sisters in the spirit of hope and promise of this sacred spot here in new york, i invite you to stand, and
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>> from foundation hall at the 9/11 memorial and museum, we've watched a memorial service led by pope francis. who told the crowd assembled here, this is a place where we shed tears and that those who died were victims of a mindset which knows only violence, hatred, and revenge, darlene, a very, very moving service. >> it really was a moving service, and pope francis said to the people gathered here today, here, grief is palpible. it knows only violent, hate, and revenge. he met these families, michael, and said upon meets them, he learned the acts of destruction have a face, a concrete story, and names.
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pope francis said we see the face of pain and it touches us and cries out to heaven. and this was a service where he was here to offer comfort. and if you've ever lost someone, if you've ever felt any grief, this is truly what you need. and that pain never goes away. and i think that the families of the victims here today know that he understands that. that that pain never goes away. he was here to acknowledge them. >> and it was a multi-faith ceremony. we had participants from major, major religious denominations here in new york. we had at one point on the stage, if you will, a rabbi and imam, buddhist, sikh as well. >> meditations and it was a beautiful service here for those who were in attendance. we to want bring in dr. jo, and dr. jo, we were listening to the children's chorus of new york city, and chorus, excuse me, they sounded
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spectacular. >> they did. the symbolism of this entire remembrance here at ground zero has been unbelievable. first of all, the, the presence of the pope and all of the different religious leaders, i think first of all says that religion can be a force for unity, rather than the deviciveness that we see in so many parts of the world. and that there is so much hope and brotherhood that can, that religion can instill in people. and can help them to receive, even in the hardest of times and in the depths of despair. so, just seeing all the religious leaders there, i think had served that purpose, but secondly to have this young people's chorus at the end, basically said, you know, young people are hopeful. it's the one thing that we, we have in our children. the hope that life will be better for them and that they will make the world better for others.
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and when you looked at their faces and the song that they sang let peace begin on earth and let it begin with me. basically says that, life will get better. we will reconcile, we will have a better day. and religion brings us there. >> the holy father also spoke in the midst of all the sadness, he spoke about the heroic goodness on 9/11. and he spoke specifically by name, he mentioned the fdny, the firefighters who went into the crumbling towers who went into the towers knowing how dangerous it was. so, he, bringing out that in the midst of all this sorrow, all this tragedy, that we saw the best in people on that day as well. >> you know, it's really quite amazing when you think of people and the way society is today that on 9/11, without the slightest thought to themselves, how altruism comes to the floor of health. how we're all heroic inside, but
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we need maybe a time to prove it to ourselves and to others. but that's part of the dignity of the human individual. >> dr. jo, i wanted to ask you, if the holy father was also trying to set an example here in saying that what we saw here on 9/11 as he says the inability to find solutions, is that this is something that he sees in the present day as well. and so many other places around the world. >> well, i think when he was talking out solutions here and at the congress and at the u.n., he stressed the nee for dialogue, the need for solidarity, the need for love, the need for sacrifice, that all of these are the things that are necessary to bring us to sce d reconciliation. and that's what religion can . and that's what hope can do. that's hat faith can do. >> and you can see the holy father making his way out of foundation hall, he is expected to go to the museum now, and have a private visit to the steel cross, to th
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bible, and the other a if i tacts that we talked about that are in the museum, it's a very, veryimovg exhibiv. and so many of t se artifacts are personal facts of peo e who were lost that day. >> yes. >> and you've been inside, dr. jo, and it is that he is about to see. >> right. >> you know, you just can't go there and not feel it. i mean, the loss, the sacrifice, everything, it is so palpiable. he will be moved by it just as people have been moved by him. >> i think he mentioned that whmeen he said in h speech in his prayer, he said acts of destruction are never impersonal. and i think that's so important,etsometimes because perhaps those who perpetrate violence think of it as a means by itself, and they forgetting perhaps, or not wanting to admit that it does ways impact t m family and the larger familyt and we've seen that with the 9/11 familes gathered here
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today. >> right. >> but when you see this, when you see the pope acting this way way, realize that religion still do es have a p ce in what is coming a very secular society. that there is a place still for religion. thlaat people still need it. >> people get comfort from so many different places. and he is certainly providing so much comfort for them today. and to michael's point, pope francis said that you saw that he saw the love, the power of love and remembrance. the depths of pain and suffering through that, he witnessed the heights of generosity and service, and michael, i think that to your point, where so many of the victim's families, so many survivors have started vifoundations. >> yesut >> have had races and runs,y tunnel to towers run. they have begun ways to raise money to take care of families, raise m ney for various causes, and that's where you see that ones.
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katrina struck, 9 11 first responders went to new orleans, they wanted to give back because 9/11. and they wanted to go back and us. we see the holy father looking now, darlene, and dr. jo, at some of those artifacts. mayo bloomberg by his side there. >> you know, it's, it's interesting to me, when we talk about the two greatest rrorlsts acts in this country, when we talk about the attack on pearl harbor, we still call it the day of infamy, but when we talk about 9/11, we don't talk about the enfamy, we talk aboute the heroism, we talk about all of the good in man that came out of that, rather than the destruction that -- we could focus on.
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>> as he makes ways way through the museum, there's a multi-media museum. you can hear voice mails of people who left voice mails and messages for the loved ones who they could not reach. yo yu could see their personal affe s, items left in the building, pieces of the towers that came down that were left behind. and you can see mayor bloomberg who was very involved i n the building, the building of this museum, and you can see him explain together holy father what it is that he's looking at. the surviving wall from one of the towers is also there. as well. so much to take in. much to look at. and, dr. jo, >> one could spend hours there. >> absolutely. absolutely. because there is just so many to see, and you, it's not one of these things that you can rush through. it's not like you can go to the loouf and say, let me just see the mona lisa and i'm moving through here.
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no, this commands such respect. and it just demands that you see everything, and pay respect for everything that you see there.wo>> isyst it also a tesment that there's not one story of 9/11, there are thousands of ories that happened re, happened in homes all across the world relat g to 9/11. and how they were personally impacted. and they have done a wonderful job as you said, darlene in putting all of this together using the latest technology and being able to make it present for people. you always think that this is something we want eople to see for years and years and years, and be able to see it when the firsth d memories are really no longer available. >> right. and there really is nothing like it. obviously anywhere in the world. the experience is so unique, the event, sadly, and horribly was so unique, and so unique to new york city as well. so, i think that by the holy father's visit couldn't be complete without coming here, and it means so much to the family members that he was here
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to give them a blessing. say a prayer over this hallowed ground. er this, what has become the buean rial ground, so manyif tethee have ever had closure. >> it was interesting as we started this program to y, cardinal dolan got up and talked about how our ancestors, the ancestors who founetd new york, me here to new york, first new amsterdam until 1643, came here for religious freedom, and he talked a >>bout now, hundreds of years later, how in the religious community in new york city there's a wonderful spirit of cooperation. and we saw that in foundation hall today. >> right. right. ceremony. several different faiths, meditations, prayers, cantor, who sang a song. the beautiful performance from the young people's chorus of new york city. of young people. i mean, they're known in so many an d that's a multi-cultural groum as well. so all of the cultures of n
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york city, as is characteristic what we are about here, coming together with the different faiths and the holy father blessing all of them. >> you know, dr. jo, as a lioical scientist though, many people who say that the holy father's presence here is forceful and his speech at the united nations, forceful as well, but then politicians will go back to doing what they're doing. can a religious figure ht e an impact, have they have an impact in the political world? >> you know, it's possible. it's possible. it's not something we can measure impeerically. >> right. >> we can't gather statistics of because the pope was here, this happened or that happened. the only thing we can hope for is that people will have some sort of an internal change. something within them that makes thtoem.say, you know, i want to live a better life. i want to do something for my fellow man. i want to change the way i live.
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we can only hope that that will make some difference. >> have we seen that recently? the cuba trip, right before washington, d.c., he had just come from cuba and people directly credit him with opening up those relations and having those talks with president obama and having those talks with president castro. >> skrr definitely, if you want to look at a political change like that, versus a personal thing. but clearly, you know, the pope can always engage on religious matters. on moral matters. and when he does that, then that is the opening into something political. >> as we look there at these beautiful video of the 9/11 memorial museum, we to want go to tracy strahan who is nearby. tracy, the holy father will be soon on the move, and that means, security will be gearing up and people will be gathering for the hope's to see him, even if it's just a glimpse. >> it's already a mobilization we're seeing right now between
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the police presence here and people waiting to get a glimpse of that fiat, little west street, once again. people walking through our shadow whatever they need to do to get this. right neither entrance of the battery tunnel. a lot more people than when the pope entered the 9/11 museum and memorial. and maybe they haven't heard his words, but they're hoping to at least get a sight of what was a very historic visit. let's show you some video that we took before the pope entered the memorial. we saw people from every walk of faith going inside. many of them saying, despite him being the leader of the catholic church, he represent ed what they wanted to see. the change they wanted to see universally. they also were very grateful that he entered and really, touched on everyone affected by the september 11th attacks, as he mentioned in both spanish and english during his reflections, let's take a listen.
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peace to all who died here. the heroic first responders, our firefighters, our police officers, emergency service workers, and the port authority personnel, and with all the innocent men and women who are victims of this tragedy, simply because they work of service brought them here on september 11th. >> certainly a reverence for his words. let's bring you back live now to little west street. again, want crowds gathering, lining the street, just to get a glimpse of pope francis and that fiat. again, this has been a security situation to say it the least as he mobilizes people. we hear the police helicopters,
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i'm sure you guys do too. as soon as we know he's coming out of the memorial, he's expected to go back uptown, but a lot of people again, they didn't get to hear the remarks, this is still an experience for them. a little bit of a different celebration than yesterday. a lot more subdued because people know exactly why he was here. he was paying his respects and giving those refleions still an excitement in the air as we count down and look for the fiat ourselves, guys. >> tracy strahan, thank you. >> correction to a story that we reported a short while ago. we showed you a clip with a mother of a new york city firefighter and we said, he had died on 9/11. well, her son, this is francis shoemaker, her son did survive on that day, and we want to make that clear. and he is here with her today. her name, francis shoemaker, she spoke with melissa russo. >> i'm here to see the pope
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catholic since i was born. and i have a son in the fire department, and he was here, and i did know him after midnight that he was alive. he was walking. that's it. >> what do you want to say to the pope? >> one francis to another. >> is your name francis? >> yes, it is, francis marie. >> that's great, what would you say? >> hello. i'm praying for you, you pray for me. >> that's a deal, you might say, right? >> absolutely. the interesting thing is that pope francis everywhere he goes, this is what he asks for people, please pray for me. and what he said today is if you're a non-believer, please wish me well. nice words. we appreciate that. that's right. so let's head to ray vietta, he is uptown, he is in harlem right now. we understand you're near a beauty shop and the neighborhood is getting ready because the pope will be making his way up to your neighborhood today. >> reporter: we are. we
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and i have to tell you, all morning long, there has been such excitement building, in fact, earlier this morning when they put us on lockdown, basically they sweeped this whole street and erin was told to go into the beauty salon, if they were part of the salon or apartments, homes, all morning long, the folks were praying, they were singing, they are just so excited that the pope is going to be literally across the street. security sweep is going on right now. all of the crews, the media crews covering him on the risers just down the street from us, all of their equipment is being checked out right now. and in fact, i'm going to be joined by someone. come here. she has been here at the salon along with her friends. tell us how excited you are. >> i am extremely excited that pope francis is coming to our neighborhood. he means so much. he's an inspiration for us. >> reporter: during the prayers you were doing earlier in the among, you got emotional and cried, why does this mean so
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>> he is the closest person to god. so, i'm praying all day, so maybe he do do a miracle and cure my babies, two of my children that have type one diabetes. >> reporter: and tell us who's joining us and who's singing behind us. the folks are singing outside the beauty salon here. who's here with us today? >> here we have my mother, my daughter, my, my sister, a lot of friends that came here to join. and this is special day. >> reporter: and the three generations, mother, you, and your daughter is here. why do you think it's so important that everyone is here for this moment? >> we've been catholics since we were younger, we have god in our mind all the time. it means a lot to us. so that's why we're happy. so happy. >> reporter: what are you hoping for today when you see that pope? >> we hope that pope francis comes to us and blesses us. and i hope he blesses my children too. and all of us. >> reporter: okay, thank you so much.
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chanting pope francisco. and they're taking pictures, other folks are taking pictures because they have all these signs outside that they're hoping the pope catches a glimpse when he comes down the street and goes into the school. that's supposed to start around 4:00, but some folks stayed overnight at this salon because they wanted to make sure they had their place so they can catch a glimpse of the pope. even hours and even last night before the pope gets here, excitement is building here in east harlem. that's where we're live right now. news 4 new york. >> before you go, i know there's a bit of a delay between you and us, but you're in east harlem, affectionately known to us, huge spanish hch speaking community there, pope francis, the first latin american pope, do you get the sense that there's this extra sense of cultural pride and feeling of connection to papa francisco? >> reporter: oh my goodness, yes, you know, in fact, i can bring her in on this. do you feel a bigger connection
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he's from argentina? how much does that mean to you? >> of course. he's an inspiration for us. we love him. we know that he means so much to us because he's a latin. so, we are extremely happy. >> reporter: and speaking about that, darlene, he's going to be speaking to immigrants and day laborers laborers, folks that built the chair during his mass. in fact part of the program is over at the school here, across the street, he's talking to unaccompanied children who formed a soccer team and the pope is a big soccer fan. and that team is also assisted by catholic charities. that's part of the program here at this harlem school. so the latin entity, the latin culture here, that definitely adds to the whole affect. and as we all know and have been talking about, this pope is very, very many warm. and that along with the fact that there's such a big latino base here in this community is definitely adding to the emotion. and you were going to say something. ci, yeah. >> yeah, as i said before, we
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are waiting for him. we hope that he comes to us. and he say hi and i just can't tell you. i cannot explain the feeling that i feel like, i couldn't sleep last night. i went to bed, wake up about 1:30 thinking about this day. and pope francis, we love you. we're waiting for you here. please come. >> reporter: and i can tell you, i can feel her excitement standing next to her. and so many folks are feeling that same way. and i can only tell you that as it gets closer, that excitement continues to build. back to you folks. >> all right. ray, well i can tell you from the noise that we hear out here, he can tell the folks near him that the pope is coming, he's on the way. >> that's right. he's going to be going north, and of course after he makes that stop in east harlem, then he's going to make the much anticipated procession down through central park. we to want show you what's happening now. people are gathering there.
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live pictures from central park west where of course security as indicates every where, here you see, so darlene, this is right by columbus circle there. and you can see the security tents that's where you have to go through. people. specific route. now andrew siff has been there today, and he has this report on what's happening now. >> reporter: well, we are definitely in the hot zone, central park, we're actually on the southside of columbus circle on the far side, you can see about 23 tents, those are security entrances for the 80,000 people who have tickets to see the pope later on this afternoon. among them, luna from park slope, you're here with your mom. tell me about what you're feeling going to see the pope. >> i'm excited about coming. always wanted to take my mom to the vatican, and this is like the next best thing. >> now, of all the different venues, because even though he's in new york for about a day and
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garden, st. patricks, central park is the best because it's a 12 block stretch, you'll be able to see the pope-mobile. what are you hoping to experience? >> i'm hoping that my mom gets a chance toaway at him and he gives her eye contact. that would be the best. >> reporter: as a catholic, what does that mean? you're a believer, and you've celebrated the pope your whole life, what does it mean to be in the presence of francis? >> he's the ruler of pretty much the world for us as a catholic. and it's just outstanding to be able to get a glimpse of him. >> reporter: are you getting a sense of unity. you took the subway, people coming from connecticut, rockland county, long island, new jersey, what does that say to you? >> it's almost like a 9/11, the unity that we felt after 9/11, that's how i feel. >> reporter: bringing everybody together. >> bringing everybody together. and that's what i like about him too. he's more progressive than the other popes have been. >> reporter: okay, very much, thank you very much, luna, and
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your mom, good luck in central park. and enjoy. and now we want to tell our viewers as well, and show them, take a look at the crowds that started to form way early this morning. some people were arriving as early as 1:00 in the morning along central park west, and this is before heading over to the entrance of security. much like luna who is from brooklyn, much like she just told us, some of the other folks that lined up early told us it's all about feeling the sense of being blessed to be in the pope's presence. >> when i received the tickets on the e-mail, i couldn't believe it, i never won anything. i was like really, i didn't believe it, then when i clicked on it, i was like yay, i get to see the pope. >> yeah, i need it. in this country need it too. >> reporter: security is super, duper tight entering central park. never had to pass through metal detectors to get into the park, but that is the situation here. you're got these 23 tents at the entrance near columbus circle. and again, the pope not expected
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so a lot of folks, once they do go inside the park, will have to just wait, and they will be very excited to do so. that's the very latest reporting from columbus circle, news 4, new york. >> can you imagine if we did not enjoy the weather that we've enjoyed these past couple of days. how lucky we have been for all the people, for all the papal events. >> there is a higher power involved in the weather over the last couple days. >> there might be. >> i think so. you know, laurie, he's on the upper east side, he was able to talk to people who you were lucky enough to meet the pope this morning, lori. >> reporter: the pope expected to arrive back here at his residence momentarily. and hopefully he will spend the next few hours resting up here before he heads to harlem at about 3:45. and as you mention, about 25 very lucky people were able to meet him here at his residence very early this morning. take a look. it was a very intimate and personal setting.
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who brought their rosaries. they tell us the pope spoke to each person individually and blessed them all. this all before 8:00 this morning when the pope left his home here on the upper east side. he waved briefly, flanked by very heavy security. there are about 100 officers here in a one block radius on 72nd and madison. there was little chance of anybody getting a glimpse of pope francis, but two doctors we spoke with, they were invited inside the residence, and they tell us that the pope was very gracious. take a listen. >> so intimate, so personal. he's very humble person. he just to want know how we do, how we doing, and just asked him for guidance and continued blessing. to get strength and to continue doing what he's doing. >> he said to everybody to go and pray at 9:00 for the people in syria, and we all did that, and i said to him that his voice
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countries. >> reporter: memorable and memorable day for both of them. and many other people. back here live, you can see very heavily guarded madison and 72nd street. police officers armed with rifles. secret service agents and canines here in the area waiting for the pope to come through ut area. a lot of closures in effect here. 72nd street. as well as madison and we can expect a lot of those closures once again throughout the day, again, pope francis expected to come back here for a few hours and rest. and he'll head out of here to be in harlem around 3:45. that's the very latest here on the upper east side, back to you. >> all right, lori, thank you. >> no matter where we've been, the one hallmark of the visit has been the intense and expansive security no matter where. we to want check in with our chief investigative correspondent jonathan, jonathan, i think i can speak for darlene when i say we have never seen anything like this. no matter where the holy father has gone. >> an incredible show of security in force.
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exactly as planned. according to to the fbi, the secret service, and the nypd, not a single incident reported related to the pope's visit and the huge crowds that we've seen appearing across the city since his arrival. not a single incident reported. on top of that, citywide, no murder, and no major crime shooting reported as of now. the police department's still compiling stats from the area precincts, but as of now, no major crime incident reported to us from the police department. so, things seem to be going very smoothly across the city. and again, the fbi, secret service, police department, saying, no new threats, no incidents to speak of, everything appears to be quote, all quiet, back to you. >> all right. jonathan, thank you very much. it's really been inkribl. awesome these agencies working together, darlene. >> it has been.
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it's a monumental effort. we to want head over to natalie who's in the newsroom, and natalie, we understand you've been monitoring social media, pope francis is a hashtag. he's been hashtagging all over the place. >> darlene and michael, so many hashtags and pope in nyc pope areas. let's get right to them. we have the pope here addressing the u.n. earlier today. such a special moment. and as we keep on going here, the funnier moments too as you can see here, he has his pope hat on. you won't miss him on the line. and as we keep sliding, another very special moment, you see the pope here at the world trade center which of course you, michael, and darlene have and all afternoon long. as we look here, the pope flag waving high, this is near central park here as everybody is i thinks issuely awaiting for his arrival today. this one i thought was pretty funny. you can't see the caption, but it said define discount, 50% off for all popes.
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that's pretty funny too. another funny one, the pope cook kiss. all types of pope memorabilia, the cookies lined along with the tickets there. and we love seeing all of these smiling faces here. you're seeing these women so excited for the big visit. they've got their ticket, they are ready to roll. so much excitement on social media as well, michael, darlene. >> thank you very much. we want to bring in dr. jo one more time from the university. dr. jo, you said there's something you wanted to say about what we've experienced with us these few hours that we spent with you. >> i just wanted to say that its really been a memorable day for the pope. its been one of geopolitical outreach, based on moral values, and it's also been a very move ing pastoral day the ground zero and calls for reconciliation. got to see two sides of a very special person today. >> certainly, and i think the impact has been felt throughout new york city really and beyond
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every stop that he's made along this trip and as he continues on, you see so many people who are affected by just his presence. you heard a woman saying earlier, she was just hoping that her mother would make eye contact with him. that would be enough. >> i was just thinking for your own personal experience, you've experienced this in a way that very few people have. you've got to see the pope in cuba, and now in the united states. these two nations, estranged for so many years, now possibly coming together. you got to experience it from two totally different worlds. >> a lot of people over there really looking forward to that reconciliation, dr. jo talking about reconciliation. the holy father has talked about it, and it looks like he is a spiritual leader who is able to transcend and go into the political world and really make an impact. so we shall see what happens. >> we shall. right now though we to want check in with tracy strahan here in lower manhattan with us for people who have been experiencing the papal presence you might say. >> reporter: well right now, we're reviewing everybody's cell
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judy, let me see that video. >> i'm talking to nbc. let me show you. >> reporter: pretty exciting moments. . how close were you? >> i was pretty close. all right. >> reporter: were you expecting to see all of this today, judy? a lot of people are lining the streets on little west. >> i know, i know. here you go. >> reporter: and the better question is have you ever seen anything like this? >> no. i haven't. i haven't actually. no. >> reporter: obviously you know why he was here, somber ceremony at the 9/11 -- there he is. okay. 9/11 museum and memorial, didn't catch any the program i'm assuming. >> i did, i watched the whole thing, when he left, i came down with the dog. >> reporter: your thoughts on that, moving ceremony i would say. >> i think he was incredible. i've enjoyed watching him everywhere in new york city. >> reporter: and how long have you lived down here. >> since february.
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>> but my husband worked down here, and on 9/11 he got home safely, thank god. >> reporter: this has to be kind of really moving experience for your family personally. >> definitely. definitely. he turned around and saw the second tower fall. >> reporter: and the impact of that, not lost on pope francis today, we should mention, in both remaerngs english and spanish, you noilsed this too, he shouted out the first responders, he shouted -- >> everybody, everybody. i think he touched everybody. anybody that was involved, all new yorkers. >> reporter: judy, thank you for being with us. her and all her crew getting all of their video together. the streets still starting to empty out, but security still an issue down here. michael and darlene, you saw the ripple effect of all of this. the police choppers going overhead, you heard also, the celebratory cheers, subdued than in the past couple of days, but as you heard from judy and all of the ladies here, the impact of this event really this
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experience, not lost. >> totally not, tracy, thank you very much. thanks to your helpers there as well. >> of course. and that was the reaction that you see from a lot of people. they were so excited. >> right. >> she's looking at her phone and can't find the vid kbroep it is exciting when you see the holy father, someone of that stature. >> we want to go to the upper east side. the holy father on his way back to the building. we have probably mispronounced. >> reporter: and we apologize for that. >> we apologize to the holy c, but where the holy father has been staying here on the upper east side. >> i believe is -- but you know, you have to give the holy father a lot of credit. this has been a full day for him, and a full week in both cuba, in washington, in new york, and now on their way to philadelphia tomorrow morning. >> right. and he is almost 80 years old, he has this tremendous energy, and he gives everyone as much attention as possible. and i have to say over the events of the last week for me personally, if i could take my
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second, as a catholic, as a new yorker, as a latina it has been an incredible experience. as a journalist, seeing history being made, i've been privileged to witness it up close. >> i agree. it has been a privilege to see as well and to see this pope up close and to see how he's interacted with people in our city and made himself, i think as cardinal dolan said, he's a real new yorker now. don't you think so? we're seeing the pap m motorcade now coming up into the upper east side. and this will be a brief stop as we see the pope's fiat stop there and of course on to our lady of angels and on to central park west as well. >> that's right. mentioning the schedule for today, 4:00 p.m., lady queen of angels, school in east harlem, 5:00 p.m. central park where people are waiting for tickets. >> we to want thank you for joining us for our special papal coverage. >> that's right, we le have
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his holiness, pope francis will now enter. >> gracias. >> i thank you, each and all of you.
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of mankind. >> your goodness to live eternal
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>> eddie: thank you... for agreeing to see me. >> eve: what do you want, eddie? >> eddie: just to talk to you. i know how much pain you're in. >> eve: the hell you do. >> eddie: paige was my daughter too. >> eve: right. it really must be a tragedy for you...
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that the daughter that you abandoned... to be gone. it must just break your heart into a million different pieces. well, here is something i bet you didn't know about your daughter. she hated your guts as much as i do. >> stefano: you will have to assure chad that i will do everything, everything in my power, to protect him. >> yes, sir. >> stefano: and you must be careful. use the secret tunnels to bring him here. >> it's not going to be >> stefano: allez. oh, whoa, wait. before you go, there is one more thing that i want you to do. >> andre: and what might that be? [suspenseful music] >> justin: i expect you to produce your client, chad dimera, as soon as possible.
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>> aiden: justin, you have my word. if and when chad dimera contacts me, i'll let you know. and if the police department locates him, i hope you'll let me know. >> rafe: i will. >> aiden: good. i hate to think your men have the order to shoot first, ask questions later because my client is a dimera. >> rafe: nothing is gonna happen to chad... as long as he does the right thing and turns himself in. >> hope: [chuckles] well, roman, i'm sorry, but i had some personal stuff to take care of. rafe is. yeah, he is in charge of the search for chad right now. and may i say, he's doing a damn good job. believe me, i wouldn't have left him in charge if i didn't believe that. sure, yeah. i'll check in later. hey, i'm so sorry for the interruption. but-- change of the subject, i'm so excited and so thrilled that you agreed to be my matron of honor. >> kayla: i would've been hurt if you hadn't ask me. i'm honored to do it. >> hope: oh, my gosh, your support means so much to me. thank you so much. >> kayla: oh, you are always
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look, i couldn't help overhearing... are you deliberately taking a back seat to an important case? [dramatic music] >> steve: thanks for meeting me here, claudia. >> claudia: when i got your message, mr. johnson, i thought about ignoring it. >> steve: mm. sounds like you already know what i want from you. >> claudia: i think i do. why don't you tell me and i'll tell you if i was right. >> steve: well, i want to know how you earned that tattoo. mainly, i want to know what happened to a man named bo brady. [suspenseful music]
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